Pakistan strongly protests over LoC ceasefire violations


ISLAMABAD, Nov 21 (APP): Indian Deputy High Commissioner J. P. Singh on Monday was summoned to the Foreign Office and conveyed Government of Pakistan’s strong condemnation of the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces on the Line of Control (IoK) in Khuiratta sector.

The violation resulted in shahadat of four innocent children, including three girls and one boy, and injuries to two other civilians on November 19.

The Deputy High Commissioner was told that the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas was highly deplorable, said a press release of the Foreign Office.

The Indian side was urged to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding in the letter and spirit, to investigate the continued incidents of ceasefire violations, stop targeting the villages and civilians and maintain peace on the LoC.

“The Government of Pakistan also expressed concern over the incident of Indian refusal of diplomatic flight clearance to Pakistani Aircraft. This action by the India constituted a violation of the 1991 bilateral agreement between Pakistan and India,” it added.